Leftover Roasted Veg Soup

Leftover Roasted Veg Soup

This is a quick way to hunt through your vegetable drawer and get out all the veg that may need using up in some way or another. I found a couple of carrots, some mushrooms and a potato. There was some fresh rosemary too which I used but you could add dried herbs such as…

Black Beans with Garlic and Allspice

Black Beans with Garlic and Allspice

This is a quick recipe that can be prepared with any type of tinned pulses and beans such as kidney beans, pinto beans or even chickpeas or red lentils. If you don’t have allspice, you could try a pinch of garam masala. Improvise as much as you like but don’t over do it on the…

Spiced White Fish Cooked in Coconut - Meen Molee

Spiced White Fish Cooked in Coconut - Meen Molee

The combination of the coconut and tamarind gives this dish a distinctive sweet-and-sour flavour that is typical of Kerala, in the south of India. This recipe is taken from the new cookbook – Easy Indian Cookbook, available here.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Easy-Indian-Cookbook-Deliciously-Recipes/dp/1848993854/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=easy+indian+cookbook+manju&qid=1584008770&sr=8-2   Serves 4   2 tbsp tamarind pulp 1 tsp ground cumin  1 tsp ground coriander…

1947 London - A Food Love Story

1947 London - A Food Love Story

Once you enter ‘1947 London’ cosily nestled in the heart of the UK’s capital, you’re greeted with a spectacular wall design by paper artist Karen Navalta. It’s an awesome 3D mural of rose-gold, copper and frosted plum roses. This striking feature leads us to a vast dining area of plush curved booths finished in rich…

Egg and Anchovy Salad

Egg and Anchovy Salad

Egg and Anchovy Salad Anchovies are small salt water fish shiny and silver in colour native to the Mediterranean. They add a piquancy to any dish and only a few are required to lift the flavours of any dish. They are available predominantly preserved in oil. If you do not use all the anchovies from…

Cinnamon Lounge - Isleworth

Cinnamon Lounge - Isleworth

Resilience in the restaurant market comes with being creative with menus while maintaining a certain level of food familiarity. And this is evident in Cinnamon Lounge located in Isleworth in west London. The Chef-Patron Shameem Ahmed who has trained with India’s renowned Oberoi Hotel Group has been armed with unusual dishes as well as firm…